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Re: Bug in emacs


From: era
Subject: Re: Bug in emacs
Date: 13 Oct 2003 15:39:07 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

On Tue, 7 Oct 2003 15:44:30 +0200, Jean Pierre Lemue
<address@hidden> posted to gmane.emacs.bugs:
 > I have a big bug on emacs. I can't resolve it.

If you have macros which influence the meaning of forms you are
compiling, the macro needs to be loaded before you compile. What you
are reporting seems like a typical symptom of failing to load the
macro in question before compiling.

A workaround would be to make sure you eval the macro definition
before compiling.

I'm not sure what the bug really is. Perhaps it would be useful to get
a warning when compiling / evaling something when a macro +is+ in
effect and the file you are compiling is not pulling it in properly?
Then at least you get a hint to fix it while you still can, while
those who do it right will not experience any adverse effects.

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